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Dear MAC Cosmetics, I was wrong

I have always stayed far away from MAC Cosmetics, partly because their shop assistants are intimidating AF but also because being a budget babe, I just couldn’t understand WHY or HOW anyone could spend so much money on their products. Surely, it was just another case of a brand being overhyped?

Well, friends, I admit that I was wrong. SO wrong.

A few months ago, D and I were sitting at a restaurant across from the MAC Store when I noticed all their shop assistants but one had gone to lunch. I decided to finally bite the bullet and take my first step into an actual MAC store and managed to buy myself their Strobing Cream in Peachlite and get a sample of their Face and Body foundation in C2.

The problem is, my first purchase has lead to many, MANY more, and in a short few months, I seem to have done a fair amount of making up for all the years I denied myself their glorious makeup. I. JUST. CAN’T. GET. ENOUGH!

So, MAC Cosmetics, I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies. Though I never openly admitted it, I have always told myself there’s just no way your makeup could really be worth the hype. Perhaps it was just a way to make myself feel better because I had FOMO! But I am beginning to realize that your brand really is worth every pretty penny. In fact, you have pretty much given me the middle finger and served up the best darn makeup I have tried.

I am not ashamed to admit that I was wrong, and here’s just how wrong I really was:

I have to hand it to your staff. From the outside, they look like they’re all silently judging me, but I have since visited two of your stores in Port Elizabeth, and there’s just nothing I can fault. From their friendly and professional service to knowing when to leave me to shop on my own, and then jumping in with expert advice when asked – I applaud them, in fact, I bow down to them. Most impressively, they even correctly matched my foundation, which never-ever happens!

Your stores are beautiful, clean and there are testers for just about anything. I LOVE that I can actually test a product before purchasing it. I was especially nervous about buying a foundation from your brand, as I have absolutely no experience with your range and was a little scared of paying too much money for a foundation that potentially is the wrong shade, formula or coverage for me. Receiving a generous sample size was the very reason I purchased the foundation at all. In fact, I hadn’t even finished my sample, when I went and bought my beloved foundation.

Your brand is bold, beautiful and inclusive. From your makeup artists to your products and collabs, you really do set an example for other cosmetic brands! Thank you for making that the new standard.

Your online store is superb and I am ashamed to say that there’s not a day that goes by, that I don’t visit it. (Seriously, you could probably check the logs for my IP Address.) From the ALWAYS free delivery, incredible sales, and free samples, to the speedy and well-packaged parcels, you are outstanding in every way. The only flaw is that you have made it too easy for me to shop your collections, and I almost always have an order placed (don’t tell my family, they might host an intervention fairly soon.)

I guess what I am saying is that YOU ARE WORTH MY MONEY. ALL. OF. IT. And I am really happy to have discovered just how great your makeup is. There’s just no going back, and I am a proud MAC-UP SNOB.

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I am the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (4-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, spend my free time listening to podcasts while I garden or journal, and really enjoy baking fresh treats for my family. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me exploring our local city, looking for new family-friendly places for our kids, but that’s only if I am not already shouting at the soccer on TV. I support Tottenham and enjoy pretending to know what  I am doing in the Fantasy League, but really I am just in it for the laughs. I can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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  • Tech Girl
    Posted at 19:34h, 09 August

    I used to only use MAC because it was so good and lasts forever. I’ve since tried a few others and moved to other brands but my foundation is always MAC. Definitely worth the price IMO. And the stuff lasts FOR YEARS.

  • Lydia
    Posted at 21:48h, 07 August

    I lolled. Because you are so hooked. But this means it’s only a matter of time before you drag me in and I can say #bmkmademebuyit